Terrifying Tech Tales are a nightmare for all of us. On last month’s ‘What’s Happenin” podcast, host Andy Slawetsky of Industry Analysts Inc. engaged in an enlightening chat with Mike Holler from Visual Edge IT.
The Diverse Landscape of Visual Edge IT
Mike painted a vivid picture of Visual Edge, highlighting its national footprint as a technology company. Their key areas of expertise encompass IT support, managed services, cybersecurity, and even traditional offerings such as copiers and printers. This vast spectrum ensures that their clientele has a one-stop solution for all technological needs. Whether it’s handling help desk support, managing servers, or overseeing a print shop’s requirements, Visual Edge IT has its fingers on the pulse.
But beyond the company’s broad spectrum of services, what stands out is its emphasis on cybersecurity, particularly pertinent given the podcast’s timely release during cybersecurity month.
A Deep Dive into Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity, as Mike elucidated, has been an increasing area of focus for many companies. With the constant evolution of cyber threats and increasing sophistication of hackers, there’s more at stake than ever before. While many may believe that a simple firewall or antivirus software will suffice, the reality is far more complex.
One of the major takeaways from the discussion was the importance of educating customers about cybersecurity threats and preventative measures. Mike shared insights into Visual Edge IT’s proactive approach to this, from hosting events such as the “Terrifying Tech Talk” to employing experts who advise clients on the nuances of modern cyber threats.
Employee Training: A Critical Component
Interestingly, the podcast shed light on how cybersecurity isn’t just about technology; it’s also about the human element. Employee training emerged as a vital recommendation from Visual Edge IT. Since many cyberattacks capitalize on human error – such as clicking on suspicious links in emails – there’s an ever-pressing need to educate employees about the potential threats.
Andy and Mike’s discussion highlighted how hackers have evolved, getting increasingly clever at mimicking genuine communication. The basic yet crucial advice shared was to avoid clicking links in emails impulsively. Instead, recipients should scrutinize the email’s origin and consider visiting websites directly to validate any communication.
Mike’s Journey and Visual Edge IT’s Evolution
Mike’s journey is testament to his diverse expertise, having transitioned from selling Xerox equipment in the late 90s to managing Visual Edge IT’s Managed Services Division. He emphasized the company’s adaptability, as Visual Edge IT can cater to various regional requirements due to its acquisitions. Whether it’s wide format in one location or managed services in another, the company has integrated these various facets seamlessly under its umbrella.
The ‘What’s Happenin” podcast with Mike Holler offered invaluable insights into the evolving world of copiers, printers, and the crucial role of cybersecurity in today’s digital age. With experts like Mike leading the way at Visual Edge IT, companies can rest assured that their technological and security needs are in capable hands.
SOURCE Industry Analysts Inc.